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Hearing God’s Voice in the Silence

When I was laid off in 2009 it was devastating. My ego was severely bruised. I went from making a six-figure income at a prestigious law firm to zero in the blink of an eye. I worried about how my wife and I were going to raise two children and pay our mortgage. The next day my wife was off to work and even my children had things to do. They wen...

05 22 2018

Thoughts and Prayers: Power Tools in the Hands of Skilled Craftsmen

“...Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers” (Lk 22: 31-32). Christians have an especially significant means of communication, a vehicle for societal change and a methodology for transformation s...

04 27 2018

Maturity Means Not Commenting on Everything

“Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment,” said Winston Churchill.  This might be a hard saying for us today, given that we all love to feel seen and heard by having strings of words alongside avatars underneath articles or pictures on the Internet.  And the authors like to have the comments flow; it gives an even m...

08 16 2017

Why Can’t I Hear God?

God does speak to us. No, I don’t mean in an apparition or with an audible voice. God has His own voice and we have to attune our hearts to Him to be able to hear it. Robert Cardinal Sarah speaks of the importance of silence in hearing God’s voice: At the heart of man there is an innate silence, for God abides in the innermost part of ev...

05 02 2017

Models of Masculinity: St. Joseph and St. Zechariah

We typically think of the story of St. Zechariah, the father of St. John the Baptist, in light of the Blessed Mother, and rightfully so. Scripture scholars often comment on St. Luke’s depictions of the visitations of Gabriel to Mary and Zechariah. These discussions usually focus on contrasting Zechariah’s reaction of doubt to the angel’s word...

01 06 2016

Dangers of Technology – Not Just Porn

The world inside our technologies is not the world. It is a construct of man. It can represent and inform us about the world, but it is not an encounter with it. The real world was made by God and is experienced through the senses, in the flesh, not through the medium of media. There seems to be an encroachment of the world made by man into the ...

By Mr. Jason Craig 12 14 2015

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